Razer and Verizon tease a 5G gaming handheld that can play games locally

Razer, Qualcomm and Verizon are working together on a 5G gaming handheld. The mobile operator introduced the Razer Edge 5G at Mobile World Congress Las Vegas. Details on the device are sparse, but what we do know is that it will feature Qualcomms. Announced in December, the chipset features an Adreno GPU capable of running Android games at 144 frames per second, with built-in support for 10-bit HDR. In addition, it offers both 5G and WiFi 6E connectivity thanks to the company’s FastConnect 6900 system.

Late last year, Qualcomm and Razer released a developer kit designed to demonstrate the G3x’s capabilities. The device featured a 6.65-inch 120Hz OLED display, four-way speakers, and integrated controls. If we had to guess, the Razer Edge 5G will come very close to that prototype. In the teaser shared today, Razer showed off enough of the Edge 5G to reveal that it will feature a slightly more refined design than the last Edge-branded Razer device.

According to Verizon, the Android handheld can play games locally and also stream them from the cloud and consoles. That puts the Razer Edge 5G in an interesting spot between and . The former is a dedicated cloud gaming device and costs $350, a steep price for its limited capabilities. The Steam deck is more expensive, but it can hold games such as Elden Ring, stray and Hades native. And if you already own these titles on Steam, you don’t have to pay for them again. What the Steam Deck doesn’t have is 5G connectivity, and that could make the Razer Edge 5G an interesting option when it’s released. Razer, Qualcomm and Verizon promised to release more information about their collaboration on October 15 at .

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